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Bhutan Bird Festival

Zhemgang is a popular birding destination With the Dzongkhag boundary Intersecting with three protected areas – Royal Manas National Park, Jigme

Singye Wangchuck National Park and Thrumsengla National Park, Zhemgang is home to more than 500 species of birds. White-bellied heron are found in Mangde chhu and its tributaries. All the four species of hornbill found in Bhutan – Rufous-necked Hornbill, Great Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill and Pied Hornbill are sighted at different elevations. Beautiful Nuthatch is occasionally sighted at the upper regions of Zhemgang.

Besides high avi-faunal diversity, Zhemgang is home to the highest density (4 tigers/100 sq.km) of Royal Bengal tiger in the country. The Dzongkhag is also a safe home to Golden Langur that is endemic to Bhutan and part of Assam. This is place that provides exciting river journey, wish fulfilling bird sighting and healing hot spring bath. Zhemgang’s people are humble and offer the best experience of rural life.

Bhutan Bird Festival is an annual event for Zhemgang Dzongkhag and a signature event to promote community-based ecotourism with objectives to:

  • Celebrate birth anniversary of Fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck and pay tribute to His Majesty’s visionary leadership to conservation in Bhutan.
  • Promote Community-based ecotourism in Zhemgang through signature events like river journey and bird watching.
  • Provide opportunities for local people to participate in festival and enhance their income